Palestinian Fauxtography: Unimpressed Baby Edition

Watch out grumpy cat! A number of Israel-haters are going ga-ga over a photo of a very unimpressed looking baby, claiming he is the “first Palestinian baby born in 2023 in Gaza.”

A Google Image search reveals this baby has really been doing the rounds the past few days, almost exclusively on Arabic sites:

And he is being claimed by other Arab countries:

Same as claiming he is “palestinian” actually

But which is the original?

The answer is none of them.

A TinEye reverse image search reveals the image has been around since at least 2021:

After some further investigating, I discovered he is not from the Arab world at all:

In other words, the poor baby has become the latest victim of palestinian propaganda co-opting techniques.

He’d truly be unimpressed.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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